The Verge is reporting this week that the web host and domain registrar GoDaddy is dealing with the fallout of a recent security breach that resulted in the exposure of over one million customer email addresses. This breach primarily affected customers of GoDaddy’s WordPress blog hosting services. GoDaddy has stated that the hackers utilized a compromised password to gain access, which is all too common with the proliferation of phishing scams and other nefarious methods. Continue reading GoDaddy Customer Email Addresses Compromised in Recent Breach
Securely Connect to the SMU Networks
There are several options for connecting to the SMU campus network once you are on campus. To securely connect your computer or mobile device wirelessly, choose the PerunaNet Wi-Fi network, and log in using your SMU ID and password. Of course, the wired network will provide the best performance and security.
Also, if the wireless goes down in your room, please call 214-768-HELP. We can fix it, but only if we know about it.
You can find out more about the campus wireless networks at smu.edu/wifi. Continue reading Incoming Students: Tech Essentials for Living on Campus
In this installment of the OIT Quick Tip, we go over how to sign into your AudioCodes VoIP telephone as well as how to update your credentials on your phone when you change your password.
Got a new AudioCodes phone? Don’t forget when you change your SMU Password annually; you also need to sign out of your phone and reenter your new credentials.
On May 30, 2019, the University will implement a change to the existing password requirements. Your new SMU password will now have a minimum length of 12 characters and will expire after 365 days versus the current 180 days. The password complexity requirement will not be changing, meaning your password must still have a combination of 3 of the following character types: Continue reading New SMU Password Requirements Coming Soon